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Monday, November 02, 2009 Massagemaniac, Community Member, asks

Q: Hair thinning and low carb dieting


When I go into ultra low carb dieting, my hair seems thinner.  It actually changed when I lost 40 lbs in 4 months of low carbing.  Not on meds.  Normal A1c. Scared to lose more weight because of this.  Have any women experienced hair changes or loss due to low carb dieting  ?

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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide
2/22/11 9:53am

Have you had you thyroid checked?  Thinning hair is very common with people who have low thyroid.  Also there is a relationship between diabetes and hashimoto disease/low thyroid.  Being that diabetes is in your family history, I have to wonder if you may be vulnerable to low thyroid.  



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